I was asked to post this by Jennifer Swift:
I have noticed that “tryagain..Lou” has made several mentions on the MW and in a mailer about my playing golf.
The words below are from the website www.thefirsttee.org. They express exactly how I feel about the game and my reasons for playing it.
It is a game in which there are no officials to call a breach of the rules. It is a game where only the individual participants know if the score he or she handed in is the score that was actually shot. It is a game with a rich history and timeless traditions that invites respect for the old and wonderment of the new. Most of all, golf is fun. The game is never solved, perfection is never achieved; there is always the opportunity for improvement and success. It is also a game where the raw beginner can play a competitive match with the most seasoned expert. It is a game where youngsters can delight in playing with each other and it is a game suited to the young and old playing together – if they have a place to learn and play the game at all.
The first tee is an organization that provides opportunities for youth to learn to play the game and embrace its values. Cumberland County would be an ideal place to establish a first tee program.
The nine values developed through golf are : Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, and Judgment.
Perhaps if tryagain (Lou) ever played golf, the county would be a different place.
Jennifer (Lookabaugh) Swift
Independent Leaders candidate for Freeholder